BOSTON – Jurors in the trial of a man accused of killing a 2-year-old girl whose body washed ashore on a Boston Harbor island, listening to a recorded interview with the police.
In the recording played in court Thursday, Michael McCarthy denies killing Bella Bond. The toddler was known only as “Baby Doe” for months as authorities struggled to after her body was found on Deer Island in June 2015.
A composite image of the girl was shared by millions of people on social media.
The girl’s mother, Rachelle Bond, testified against McCarthy, saying she saw him at the death of her daughter. In a plea deal, she pled guilty to an accessory after the fact for the help of McCarthy to dispose of her daughter’s body.
In his police interview, McCarthy said, Bond put the blame on him to cover himself.